/2021 Valero Texas Open odds: Surprising PGA picks, predictions from model that nailed six golf majors
2021 Valero Texas Open odds: Surprising PGA picks, predictions from model that nailed six golf majors

2021 Valero Texas Open odds: Surprising PGA picks, predictions from model that nailed six golf majors

The 2021 Valero Texas Open field took a hit earlier this week when the world’s top-ranked player, Dustin Johnson, decided to withdraw. But it still should be an extremely competitive weekend at TPC San Antonio with players such as Jordan Spieth, Tony Finau, Hideki Matsuyama and Rickie Fowler scheduled to tee it up starting on Thursday. The 2021 Valero Texas Open will also feature a handful of former champions, including Charley Hoffman (2016), Jimmy Walker (2015), Andrew Landry (2018) and defending champion Corey Conners (2019).

William Hill Sportsbook lists Spieth as the favorite at 12-1 in the 2021 Valero Texas Open odds. Scottie Scheffler (16-1), Finau (16-1) and Matsuyama (18-1) are among the other top 2021 Valero Texas Open contenders, according to the latest PGA odds. Before locking in any 2021 Valero Texas Open picks or entering any PGA DFS tournaments on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel, be sure to see the golf predictions and projected leaderboard from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

SportsLine’s prediction model, built by DFS pro Mike McClure, has been on fire since the return of the PGA Tour last June. In fact, it’s up almost $10,000 on its best bets since the restart, nailing tournament after tournament.

At the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February, McClure nailed Daniel Berger’s win at +1400 in his best bets. McClure was also all over Viktor Hovland’s (+2500) victory in his best bets at the Mayakoba Golf Classic in December. That was one of many huge calls he’s made in the past few months.

After nailing Sergio Garcia (+5500) finishing on top of the leaderboard at the Sanderson Farms Championship, McClure finished up over $6,200 yet again on his best bets in that tournament. The model had him in the top five from the start and McClure’s best bets included Garcia winning outright.

He also finished profitable at the U.S. Open, nailing two of his best bets, including a +1100 top-five bet on Matthew Wolff. In all, the advanced computer model has nailed a whopping six majors entering the weekend. Anyone who has followed its golf picks has seen massive returns.

Now that the 2021 Valero Texas Open field is locked, SportsLine simulated the event 10,000 times, and the results were surprising. Head to SportsLine now to see the projected leaderboard.

The model’s top 2021 Valero Texas Open predictions

One huge shocker the model is calling for at the Valero Texas Open 2021: Jordan Spieth, an 11-time PGA Tour champion and the Vegas favorite, stumbles and barely cracks the top 10. The 27-year-old has seen a major resurgence in recent weeks, finishing inside the top-15 in four of his last five starts. He’s finished inside the top-five in three of those events, but he’s been unable to capture his 12th PGA Tour title.

Spieth’s inability to finish on top of the leaderboard can be directly attributed to his driving accuracy percentage. In fact, Spieth enters this week’s event ranked 204th on the PGA Tour in driving accuracy percentage (50.00), which doesn’t bode well for his chances to finish on top of the leaderboard this week. Plus, Spieth has not won a PGA Tour event since 2017. He’s not a strong pick to win it all and there are far better values in the Valero Texas Open 2021 field.

Another surprise: Abraham Ancer, a 22-1 long shot, makes a strong run at the title. He has a much better chance to win it all than his odds imply, so he’s a target for anyone looking for a huge payday.

The 30-year old is off to a strong start during the 2020-21 PGA Tour season. He’s recorded a pair of top-10s already, finishing in fourth-place at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and fifth-place at The American Express. He’s also finished inside the top-25 in seven of his last nine starts on the PGA Tour.

Ancer is second on the PGA Tour in driving accuracy percentage (72.56) and 19th in birdie average (4.43). He also ranks 14th in greens in regulation percentage (71.21), and that ability to consistently put himself in advantageous positions makes him one of the undervalued 2021 Valero Texas Open bets you should back this week.

How to make 2021 Valero Texas Open picks

Also, the model is targeting four other golfers with odds of 22-1 or higher to make a strong run at the title, including a monster long shot north of 40-1. Anyone who backs these underdogs could hit it big. You can only see them here.

So who wins the Valero Texas Open 2021? And which long shots stun the golfing world? Check out the odds below and then visit SportsLine to see the projected 2021 Valero Texas Open leaderboard, all from the model that’s nailed six golf majors and is up almost $10,000 since the restart, and find out.

2021 Valero Texas Open odds (via William Hill)

Jordan Spieth 12-1
Scottie Scheffler 16-1
Tony Finau 16-1
Hideki Matsuyama 18-1
Corey Conners 22-1
Abraham Ancer 22-1
Ryan Palmer 28-1
Charley Hoffman 33-1
Brendan Steele 33-1
Chris Kirk 35-1
Cameron Davis 35-1
Cameron Tringale 35-1
Si-Woo Kim 35-1
Sam Burns 40-1
Zach Johnson 45-1
Lanto Griffin 45-1
Keegan Bradley 50-1
Matt Kuchar 50-1
Burn Grace 50-1
Ryan Moore 60-1
Joey Dahmen 60-1
Andrew Putnam 60-1
John Huh 60-1
Harold Varner 60-1
Harry Higgs 60-1
Rickie Fowler 60-1
Aaron Wise 66-1
Matt Wallace 66-1
Charles Howell 66-1
Adam Hadwin 66-1
Byeong Hun An 66-1
Sabastian Munoz 66-1
Sam Ryder 66-1
Denny McCarthy 70-1
Gary Woodland 70-1
Phil Mickelson 70-1
Erik Van Rooyen 70-1
Danny Willett 70-1
Sepp Straka 70-1